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Friday a.m. Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning, everyone.  There was lots of activity yesterday at the last day of the Winter Meetings, and some of it actually involved the Rangers!

First, the Rangers grabbed Delino DeShields, Jr., in the Rule 5 draft.

Jon Daniels says DeShields has a chance to earn a spot as the team's fourth outfielder and backup centerfielder this spring, as well as acknowledging that he's heard the criticisms regarding DeShields' lack of effort.

Meanwhile, the Rangers also added lefthanded pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals yesterday, in exchange for Chris Bostick and Abel de los Santos.

Daniels says Jurickson Profar, who missed all of last season with shoulder issues, is not expected to be on the Opening Day roster as a utility player, but instead will start the year getting regular playing time in AAA.

Jeff Wilson has a story on the lack of significant activity by the Rangers so far, with Jon Daniels saying that most of the players who changed hands this week were not guys they were in on.

Calvin Watkins writes that the Rangers are being patient this winter.

Robinson Chirinos and Martin Perez visited the Scottish Rite Hospital yesterday.

The S-T's notes talk about drafting DeShields, losing Odubel Herrera, Profar, and some minor league signings.

ESPN Dallas's notes hit on Profar, Matt Harrison, and minor league signings.